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Fun Ways To Practice Your Instrument Over the Holiday Break

Just because the holiday break is here, doesn't mean you shouldn't pick up your instrument.

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The holiday season is upon us, and what better time to infuse your musical journey with festive joy and motivation? Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting, the holiday break provides a unique opportunity to hone your skills in a fun and spirited way. Let's unwrap some exciting ways to make your instrument practice both enjoyable and motivational during this festive season. Here are a few fun ways to practice your instrument over the holiday break.

Fun Ways To Practice Your Instrument Over the Holiday Break

Endless Play Alongs

Apps such as Tomplay or MakeMusic Cloud has endless amount of sheet music for all instruments and all skill levels. This interactive sheet music includes backing tracks and allows you to speed up or slow down a piece. If you get stuck, these programs have extra resources such as fingering charts. It's a super fun way to practice your instrument without even knowing it. They even carry some of your favorite holiday tunes!

Be The Life Of The Party

dad playing Christmas guitar for family

When friends and family gather for holiday fun, be the life of the party by performing for everyone. Make sure you practice so you feel confident and fun to play for them. If you're having fun, they'll have fun too.

12 Days of Practice Challenges

Turn the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" into a musical challenge. Each day, set a specific practice goal or focus on a particular technique. It could be mastering a tricky passage, improving your speed, or exploring a new genre. By the end of the 12 days, you'll not only be spreading holiday cheer but also witnessing remarkable progress in your playing.

The Gratitude Gig

Take a moment to reflect on the past year and express gratitude through your music. Create a mini "Gratitude Gig" where you play pieces that hold special meaning for you or that represent moments of gratitude. Sharing your music in this way not only spreads positive vibes but also reminds you of the power of music to convey emotions and connect with others.

Learn To Improvise

With the holidays, now's a great time to learn to improvise. Why? We know what the traditional holiday music sounds like and it's easy to find backing tracks to these classic tunes. Learn to put your own little twist on some of the classic holiday pieces and see what you can come up!

Grandpa playing accordian for family on Christmas

This holiday season, let the magic of music enhance your practice sessions. Embrace the festive spirit, set creative challenges, and share the joy of playing with others. Remember, your musical journey is a gift that keeps on giving, and the holiday break is the perfect time to unwrap its full potential. So, grab your instrument, spread the cheer, and make this holiday season a musical masterpiece!

Happy playing, and may your melodies be merry and bright!

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